Better productivity begins with a mentally healthy workplace.

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A Heads Up on why you need to take action

Untreated depression
results in over

6 million

working days lost

each year in Australia


Research shows:

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an average return on investment for every $1 invested in creating a mentally healthy workplace

At any given time

1 in 5
employees are likely

to be experiencing a
mental health condition

Work health and safety laws require employers to take reasonable steps to

make workplaces mentally
safe and healthy

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Are you interested in creating a more mentally healthy workplace?

Creating a mentally healthy workplace starts here. With you. Start your action plan today.

Unsure why you should invest in workplace mental health? Concerned about how much it will cost? The facts are clear: as well as benefitting employees, a mentally healthy workplace is more productive and better for your bottom line.

Creating a mentally healthy workplace

Creating a mentally healthy workplace is everyone’s responsibility.

  1. Increase awareness of mental health conditions and reduce stigma.
  2. Support people with mental health conditions and prevent discrimination.
  3. Identify and minimise, as reasonably practicable, workplace risks to mental health.
  4. Encourage individuals to look after their own mental health.


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    R U OK? workplace resources

    A new workplace campaign by suicide prevention organisation R U OK? aims to remind workmates that while there are some things you shouldn't ask a colleague, "Are you okay?" isn't one of them.
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    Improving the health of Australia’s truck drivers

    For Australia’s truck drivers, long working hours cause stress, raising the risk of them developing a mental health condition, which can then lead to substance abuse. While one in five Australians are likely to be experiencing a mental health condition at any one time, professional truck drivers have a 7% higher chance of developing depression than other Australians.
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    The challenge of suicide in the construction industry

    Construction workers are more than twice as likely to suicide as other people in Australia. One of the challenges for the industry is employment security, with many workers hired on a project-by-project basis, which could last from several weeks or, if they’re lucky, to a few years. There also remains a stigma in the industry about men reaching out and seeking help.
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